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“Pay Gospel Musicians After Hiring Their Talents. – Minister, Celestine Donkor To Organizers.

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Host of Celestial Praiz 8, Celestine Donkor, has voiced her dislike for the practice where churches and other organisations say only ‘thank you’ and fail to pay Gospel musicians for performing at their events.

According to her, that practice has to stop because music is capital-intensive and Gospel artistes are not exempted from spending big on their works.

“The sad part is that the secular artistes are not treated the same, so why does it happen to Gospel musicians? I have been on several shows with secular musicians who were paid so well but I got nothing. This thing has to stop,” she told Graphic Showbiz recently.

Celestine said it was about time corporate bodies and churches saw their work as a business and not just singing for God.

“A lot of people have the perception that once you do Gospel, it is God’s work and you shouldn’t take money for a performance. How do we record or shoot music videos if we don’t make money from our hard work? “Gospel musicians should come together and with one voice fight this problem which is gradually killing the gospel industry,” she said.

Moving on to other matters, Celestine, who is still promoting her latest singles Agbebolo (Bread Of Life) and Bigger, said combining music, marriage and motherhood had been tough.

“I have three children and doing music and being a wife is not easy. I have to manage my time to be able to combine these three and I thank God I have a supportive husband who understands me and the work I do,” she said.

According to her, it is also good to be managed by your husband, else there will be trouble all the time.

“I think what is keeping my husband and I together is that he is my manager and understands the work I do. He knows all my movements so he is not worried if I stay out very late,” she explained.

Known for other songs such as ‘Okronkron Hene’, ‘Turning Around’ and ‘Adekye Mu Nsem’, the Agbebolo hitmaker is set tom host yet another edition of her annual Celestial Praise concert.

Celestial Praise 8 comes off on September 29 and will feature most of the A-list Gospel musicians including Nigeria’s ‘My Trust Is In You’ hitmaker, David G.

When Graphic Showbiz spoke to an Elder of the Taifa English Assembly of the Church of Pentecost, Raphael Asante, about Celestine’s concerns, he said he did not think Gospel musicians should charge for their performances at churches.

“I don’t believe in Gospel musicians charging churches for performing. The church cannot say thank you without giving fuel money, but to say a Gospel musician is taking ¢15,000 for an appearance is a no-no.

“Can you imagine Bishop Agyin Asare demanding huge sums of money before preaching at a different church? It’s not done. We are all doing the work of God and I don’t think it is right for Gospel musicians to charge.

“Rather, if organisers of events bill gospel artistes for a performance where patrons have to pay for attendance, then they can demand to be paid,” he said.

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Shatta Wale Thrill Fans At Infinix ‘Hot 8 Invasion’.

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Africa’s Dancehall King Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has got nothing to prove to anyone at this current level of his career, he has proven beyond doubts anytime he is on stage that he is the best to rock it better for the fans and music lovers.

Last night at Legon during the ‘Infinix Hot 8 Invasion’ concert, his corporate performance has been recorded as one of the historic nights, entertaining a large crowd made up of the streets, corporate bodies, foreigners, actors and actresses etc.

Few days ago, Shatta Wale was announced as the new brand ambassador for ‘Infinix Mobile Ghana’ one of the fastest rising mobile manufacturing technology giant in the world, they put together a concert to launch their newest addition to their numerous mobile series ‘Infinix Hot8’ smart phone.

An event was organized to officially launch the phone at Legon City Mall.

The phone Hot8 is now out with a price tag of 569ghc about 100$. It is in 2 folds, 4GLTE and 3G LTE. You can pre-order yours via all infinix mobile shops across Ghana.

Shatta Wale thrilled patrons at the event with back to back hit songs, he entered the stage with ‘Maya Tra’ hit song followed by ‘Hosanna’ which featured Burna Boy etc.

The fans cheered him up till he ended his performance in about an hour of entertainment and unveiling ceremony of Infinix Hot8 smart phone.

Our sources say, they sold over 500 infinix Hot8 phones at the events.


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“Kanye West Can Win More Souls For Christ. – Min. Sonnie Badu.

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UK-based Ghanaian Gospel act, preacher and business mogul, Sonnie Badu, has a strong feeling that American rapper, Kanye West, has the ability to win more souls for Christ than most preachers and gospel artistes.Advertisement

He made this statement in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday, September 17 and has since sparked several mixed reactions and debates at the comment section under his post.

According to the “Baba” hitmaker, the husband of Kim Kardashian could have a bad past but his influence can help him win more souls for Christ.

He backed his claim with the story of Paul (formerly Saul) in the bible, saying Kanye ‘can fill arenas and win souls for Christ, more than all of us’.

Sonnie shared the cover artwork of Kanye’s upcoming album “Jesus is King” with the caption: “The disciples had a major concern about Paul. Why? Because they just could not fathom how they could spend 3 years with the Master and yet Paul who was a killer, had never met him had more insight and wrote more books in the scriptures than they did. Well, the reason is quite simple.

What God could use Paul to do, he could not use Peter in that same regard (illiteracy and understanding times and seasons ). Recall Paul was very well educated and well informed, with that said, this man @kanyew.est can fill arenas and win souls for Christ, more than all of us.

But they wondered about his past though..well, just ask God who knows and sees all things.

So he states “JESUS IS KING” Even if he never says it again, this release will get millions looking for Jesus. The truth is no preacher, bishop nor gospel artist can reach out to the lost than this man based on his exposure, so God picks him …

I watch the service at @newbirthmbc with my brother pastor @jamalhbryant , his humility was amazing , he had on T-shirt, it was all about God … The gospel is being preached around the world, and this is it.

Bearing in mind that we’ve all been commissioned to be fishers of men for Christ. Have you been called?? Food for thought”.

“Jesus is King”, which is Kanye West’s 9th studio project, is scheduled for release on September 27.

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Akon Signs Nigeria’s Olamide To Konvict Music.

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Senegalese singer Akon has revealed that his record label Konvict Music has signed Nigerian rapper Olamide.

The singer made this interesting revelation during an interview with American radio show “The Breakfast Club” while speaking about Afrobeats and his involvement in the revolution of African music.

According to Akon, he has groomed several African artistes even though he does not get enough credit for that and further revealed that he signed Davido, Wizkid, and PSquare in the year 2011 when they were just upcoming artistes.

Unfortunately, nothing was written on paper hence the artistes were not able to honor the deal.

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Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu Appointed Project Coordinator For ACCES 2019.

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A welcome addition as Obrafour’s Business Manager, Edward Owusu’s vast knowledge in project development, logistics and asset management has earned him an appointment with the Music In Africa project management team.

Mr Edward Owusu, who doubles as Managing partner of 3 Media Networks (organisers of 3Music Awards) brings added depth and local management expertise to the Music In Africa team as they head to Accra, Ghana for the 3rd edition of the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) on 28–30 November, 2019.

ACCES is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year attracting active music industry players from across the globe.

Highly known for taking a vision and making it reality, his new role will see him responsible for direction of the project operations and initiatives, processing accurate schedules and PR activities.

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